Marny Xiong, School Board Chair and Social Justice Champion, Dies at 31 of COVID-19—Courtesy of Amee XiongWhen Marny Xiong saw an injustice, she was usually among the first to act.
In the final months of her life, as the chair of St. Paul’s school board, Xiong led the financially strapped district through a historical teacher’s strike over pay and classroom practices.
The couple and their infant daughter Amee, Marny Xiong’s eldest sister, landed in St. Paul’s public housing units.
It was quite empowering.”A Fighter for Black, Latino, and Asian StudentsOn the school board, Xiong worked to mend the often fraught relationship between the city’s black, Latino, and Asian communities and the district’s majority white teaching staff, administration, and school board.
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